Our Vinyl Deck components include trim options such as T-Trim, L-Trim, C-Channel, plank end caps, rim joist covers, column cladding and numerous vinyl railing systems. All mounting accessories are available to complete any project. Illustrated installation guides and phone support is also available. If you have any additional questions please contact us at your convenience.
FAQ Category: Decking
Does Vinyl Decking require spacing between planks?
No. Use of Clip-Strip or “Z” strip attachment result in a uniform gap between planks.
What joist spans should I plan for when using Vinyl Decking?
Our Decking’s maximum span is 24 inches (however 16″ is recommended). Joist spans should be 16 inches on center for residential applications. On long deck surfaces where plank ends are butted, double joists should be used. Complete engineering specifications are available.
What tools do I need to work with Brock Deck?
A dead-blow hammer should be used to set Brock Deck planks into the Clip-Strip or Snap Lock attachments. All of our Decking products can be straight or angle-cut and routed just like wood. When using a power saw, carbide blades are recommended, and don’t forget your safety goggles.
How is the Vinyl Decking fastened to the joists?
Both our Vinyl Deck kits offer a system using ordinary treated lumber (or any other suitable framing material) as a frame structure. Planks are held securely to the deck’s under structure in a patented process using aluminum Clip-Strips, snap locks or “Z”strip attachments. Stainless steel screws are used to secure the attachments to wood, steel, or aluminum stringers. Brock Deck planks snap into the attachments leaving no exposed fasteners, while Sheerline decking utilizes interlocking flanges and also has no exposed fasteners.
What dimensions are the Vinyl Decking available in?
Brock Deck and Deck Lok planks are 1 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ and are available in , 12′ (special order), 16′, 20′ and 24′ lengths. Sheerline planks are available in 12′, 16′ and 20′ lengths and it comes in 1.625″ x 11.75″.
Brock Deck and Deck Lok are sold in full bundles of 56 pieces. There are no minimum purchase requirements for Sheerline Decking.
Is Vinyl Decking environmentally safe?
Yes. There are no toxic chemicals in our Vinyl Decking. They are safe and 100 percent
What happens to Vinyl Decking in cold weather?
Our Vinyl Decking performs well in all weather conditions, hot or cold.
How do I keep Vinyl Decking Clean?
To keep Vinyl Decking looking like new, wash with a garden hose. If certain spills are allowed to dry (coffee, fruit juice, kerosene), it may be necessary to use a non-abrasive household cleaner to remove residue, then rinse with a hose.
Is Vinyl Decking slippery when wet?
No. Our vinyl decking provides an excellent walking surface for shoes or bare feet. The grooved design pattern provides quick water drainage and excellent traction. Both products exceed UL standards for skid resistance.